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If your dining room has been the same for years, you may have decided that it’s time for a change of view. For some people looking through a couple of interior décor magazines triggers this. A look at a couple of contemporary dining rooms of the stars and you may be ready to toss out all your old items and bring in contemporary dining tables and accents.

This is a process that you have to piece together. Most people begin with contemporary dining tables. This makes perfect sense if you are creating a modern dining area the contemporary dining tables are going to be the major focus of this space.

But don’t think contemporary dining tables are the only pieces of large furniture you need in this space. If you do a lot of entertaining, you will want to think about the other accent pieces that should go with those tables.

Buffet – While many think buffets are older fashioned items to have in their dining room, they change their mind when they see all the offerings that come from buffets. Not only is a buffet a great place to serve food off of the top of (especially in a buffet setting), but they also have a lot of storage space underneath. This is space that is of great use for your holiday china, tablecloths and napkins as well as the special silverware that is only pulled out for large family functions.

China Cabinet – A china cabinet is a great way to show off your good taste. Glass front china cabinets can show off the beautiful serving dishes that have been handed down through the generations, which you have given a loving home to. They also offer extra storage space for some of those serving plates when they are not in use.

Before you start buying all these furniture pieces to go into your dining room, you need to take some measurements. You want to make sure they will all fit comfortably. Remember, the measurement of those contemporary dining tables is not the only thing to keep in mind. You also have to take into account the chairs that will be around them. Each chair needs adequate space to be moved in and out from the table. Once you allow that extra space, make sure there is still room to comfortably move around the room if you were to add the buffet and china cabinet.

Once you have decided on the furniture for the room, and know it will fit, there is one final detail you may want to look into, lighting. A beautiful contemporary chandelier that hangs down over the table would be a beautiful finishing touch to a formal dining room. If you look up and are less than impressed at the ceiling that the chandelier will be coming down from, you can fix that too. There are beautiful aftermarket ceiling medallions that can be placed on the ceiling to look as if you had all the architectural touches taken cared of when creating this dining space.

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Source by Jennifer Akre